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On the Gridiron
  • The biggest news for Rutgers football fans this week broke early Tuesday afternoon when five schools finalized plans to join the Big East Conference. Boise State and San Diego State will join in 2013 for football only and UCF, SMU and Houston in all sports.

  • The Big East still has targets for membership on the table, needing two more to split into divisions and create a championship game. For now, the move solidifies the conference's chances at retaining its automatic BCS bid. From a Rutgers standpoint, the move gave a significant boost to recruiting going into an important weekend.

  • Junior linebacker Khaseem Greene earned co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year this week after leading the conference in tackles.

  • Eight Scarlet Knights earned all-conference honors. Receiver Mohamed Sanu, guard Art Forst and safety Duron Harmon joined Greene on the first team. Kick returner Jeremy Deering, guard Desmond Wynn, punter Justin Doerner and cornerback Logan Ryan made the second team.

  • Rutgers coach Greg Schiano and athletic director Tim Pernetti spend Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium for the Pinstripe Bowl press conference alongside Iowa State. Rutgers began bowl practices last week, practicing four times.

  • On the injury front, Schiano said running back Savon Huggins may begin practicing within one or two weeks. Defensive tackle Justin Francis (leg practiced and cornerback Brandon Jones, who has been playing hurt since training camp, is in shut-down mode until game-prep begins.

  • Sophomore defensive end Marcus Thompson went down with an injury Saturday and was on crutches by the end of practice. Schiano expects an update on Thompson early this week.

  • Rutgers hosted one of its two major recruiting weekends of the year this weekend. There were no verbal commitments, but is hearing the weekend went well as a whole.

  • Rutgers hosted more than a dozen visitors, including six prospects that were not committed to the Scarlet Knights. Middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert, tight end Kerwin Harrison, safety Elijah Shumate and wide receiver Ian Thomas spend the weekend on campus.

  • Wide receiver Carlton Agudosi, athlete Delon Stephenson, defensive back Davon Jacobs, guard Derrick Nelson and kicker Kyle Federico made up the commits on official visits. Wide receiver Leonte Carroo came unofficially to help recruit Shumate and Thomas.

  • Piscataway (N.J.) 2013 prospects Nadir Barnwell and Kyle LaPorte visited Saturday's practice after winning the state championship seven days prior at High Point Solutions Stadium.

  • Rutgers offered Indian Rocks Christian (Largo, Fla.) tight end Sean Culkin a scholarship. Culkin, who spend the weekend officially visiting Missouri, said he does not yet have plans to visit Rutgers.

  • Many other prospects on Rutgers' radar spent the weekend on official visits elsewhere. Defensive lineman Darius Hamilton went to Florida, cornerback Yuri Wright went to Colorado and quarterback Devin Fuller went to TCU.

On the Hardwood
  • It was an ugly week for the Rutgers basketball team. Seeking to rebound from an LSU loss, the Scarlet Knights dropped below .500 with a 59-57 home loss to Princeton at the buzzer.

  • Rutgers (4-5) returns to the court tonight against Monmouth with a chance to break even before heading to Madison Square Garden Saturday to play Stony Brook.

  • On the women's side of the court, the Scarlet Knights lost their first game of the season, a double-overtime 92-81 thriller against No. 8 Miami. The team rebounded with a home win over Fordham two days later and hosts Tennessee tomorrow night for the first time in five years.

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